07/24/2009 Kendall Returns To The Scene Of The Crime

"At Pine Valley Hospital, as Jesse looked on, Frankie apologized to Randi for what he'd done to make life difficult for them lately. Randi told him that the discomfort he'd perceived was due to something she had done. Then, out in the hall, Angie showed up and asked what had happened. Jesse told her there was a possibility that Randi might have miscarried their grandchild. Angie asserted that there was no way Frankie could be spared in Iraq, only to suffer the pain of losing a child.

Back in the room, Frankie refused to let Randi blame herself for anything, but Randi insisted that she didn't deserve any measure of happiness. Angie walked into the room and asked Frankie to give her some time with his wife. Once alone, Angie made Randi happy when she said that she felt like Randi's mother. Angie then said that Randi was one of the strongest women she'd ever met, and Angie was certain that Randi would get through whatever hard times were ahead.

Natalia arrived at the hospital and asked about Randi's prognosis. Frankie didn't have any answers, but did ask his sister if she'd noticed anything wrong with Randi recently.

After Krystal and Marissa dropped Angie off, Marissa told her mother that she needed to pick up a forensics report for Liza. Krystal didn't believe her, and instead thought that Marissa was making an attempt to reconnect her parents. As if beckoned, David appeared and asked why they were at the hospital. Marissa kept up her story and asked her father for directions to the lab. Once she headed off in that direction, both David and Krystal agreed that Marissa wasn't very good at being a matchmaker.

David thought it was logical that Marissa wanted him back together with Krystal, but Krystal said that it would only make sense if a reunion were what they both wanted. David admitted that it would take a while for people to trust him again. Krystal told him that she would take the longest of anyone to reach that milestone.

Ryan returned to the safe house and immediately asked after Emma's whereabouts. Liza and Erica told him that Zach was in the bedroom with Emma, and asked Ryan to let the two of them talk. At that moment, Zach told Emma that she could trust him, if she wanted to talk. Ryan burst in, demanded that Zach get away from Emma, and then comforted his scared little girl.

Zach, Liza, and Erica went out into the living room, and Zach lamented that he'd almost gotten Emma to talk, but ultimately failed. Ryan rejoined them and blasted Zach for his lack of boundaries when it came to keeping Kendall out of jail. Zach insisted that both he and Liza wanted to keep Emma safe, but Ryan pointed out that Emma was scared and curled up in a ball as evidence that they were unsuccessful. He then ordered them out of the house, and went back into the bedroom to comfort Emma.

Before leaving, Zach told Erica that if Emma were keeping a secret from her father, for her mother, she wouldn't talk to either one of them. In addition, because of the events of the night, Emma would no longer talk to either Zach or Liza. He urged Erica to be the one person that Emma could turn to.

After Zach and Liza left, Erica went back into the bedroom and asked Ryan to let her talk to Emma alone. Ryan granted the request, and when he left the room, Erica tried to convince Emma that she knew how the little girl was feeling. They connected for a while, and then Erica helped Emma get ready for bed. Erica tucked Emma in, and assured her that both Erica and Ryan would be in the next room.

Erica went out into the living room, and told Ryan that he might need to seek professional help for his daughter. Ryan didn't think that Emma needed strangers trying to make her talk. Erica recalled her attack when she was younger and said that she would have found it helpful to talk to someone. She assured Ryan that she wasn't trying to force him into a decision, but instead wanted him to consider all of his options.

At the Slater residence, Kendall closed up the house against an approaching storm. She then headed back towards the couch and tripped over a lamp's cord. It fell and the light bulb shattered. She crossed the room to turn on another light, but stopped in her tracks when the front door flew open and she spied Stuart in the doorway. Kendall felt she'd had too much to drink, and said the specter would disappear once she turned around.

Kendall turned, and was relieved when she was alone again. She closed the front door, and tried to illuminate the room again. When she did, she saw "Stuart" seated in the living room. She demanded to know what he wanted, and he insisted that he only wanted to help her. Kendall was skeptical, as she thought the vision of Stuart had emerged from her drunken and stressed-out mind. She backtracked, and thought that perhaps her vision was her subconscious way of trying to remember who really had killed Stuart.

In the living room at the Chandler Estate, Adam took a gun out of a drawer and pointed it at Annie. He said he remembered what happened in the attic the night Stuart was shot. He recalled her urgent pleas that her daughter forget what she saw, and surmised that Emma has witnessed her mother shooting Stuart. Stunned at the accusation, Annie admitted to her guilt. She recreated the scene as it would have played out had she been the guilty party, and then systematically disproved Adam's theory.

Adam realized the validity of Annie's words and apologized. He asked for Annie's forgiveness, but she hesitated. Adam told her that he still experienced confusion as he flushed the last of David's drugs out of his system. He then told her that the more he thought about his theory, the less sense it made. Annie added that she was the only person who had been in the house that didn't have a reason to kill him. She then said that Adam also lacked closure because the person who killed Stuart was still on the loose.

"Stuart" talked Kendall through what happened the night of the murder, and made her go over things several times to ensure that she remembered everything. She finally recalled that she saw Emma, and was horrified at the possibility that the little girl had told the truth about Kendall being the shooter. She asked "Stuart" if he was really a manifestation of her guilty conscience, but when she turned around, the vision was gone again.

The nanny entered the living room, and found Kendall standing in the dark. She turned on the light and shook Kendall out of her reverie. Kendall said that she needed to take a walk, and although the nanny protested, she failed to stop Kendall from heading out into the storm.

Angie went to the waiting room and said she needed to go to the lab to check on some of Randi's test results. She urged her son to go back into Randi's room and sit with her in the interim. Once they took off, Natalia asked her father why he had been so distant. Jesse blamed his demeanor on being wrapped up in the Henry North and Stuart Chandler cases, and then asked when Natalia had started using her investigative skills on people she knew. Natalia told him that she'd picked up the skill from him, and the desire to speak her mind from her mother.

Jesse stopped the conversation when he spotted Madison, and excused himself briefly. He grabbed Madison's arm, dragged her to a more secluded spot and asked why she was at the hospital. Madison explained that she had just needed to pick up a prescription. Jesse then asked what her motivation had been for the present she'd sent to Randi.

Madison feigned innocence, but took the opportunity to loudly state that the bookend Jesse referred to was the one she'd seen him with as he moved Henry's body. Jesse demanded that she lower her voice and then asked how she could show no remorse over the fact that Randi could lose her baby due to Madison's prank. Madison noted that everyone experienced loss, and then, as Angie walked up, warned Jesse to maintain his temper so that he didn't lash out like Randi had.

Angie approached the duo, and Madison introduced herself, then noted that she'd heard only good things about Angie. She gushed somewhat over how helpful Jesse had been, and then excused herself. Angie asked what had really gone on between Jesse and Madison, given that Jesse hated Henry. Jesse tried to convince his wife that Madison was grateful for all he'd done after the accident, and Angie revealed that she didn't believe Henry had died where they found him.

Back in her hospital room, Randi asked Frankie to create a positive view of their future for them to focus on. She then told him that she loved him, and that regardless of what happened in the future, that love would never change. Frankie told his wife that he was looking forward to spending the rest of his life with her, and said that their child would be as strong as its mother. Just then, Randi felt a sharp pain in her stomach and she cried out that something was wrong with the baby.

In the car, Zach revealed his frustration over his failure to get Emma to talk to him. Liza suggested that perhaps what Emma had seen was the truth, but Zach was convinced of Kendall's innocence. Zach then said that he would call Jesse and tell the chief Emma's location. Zach felt that Jesse might know a doctor who would be better at getting the truth out of Emma.

Angie confronted Jesse about the findings of North's autopsy and forensic evidence from the accident site, and said that something wasn't right. She questioned why Jesse hadn't followed those leads, and wordlessly wondered if Jesse was more complicit than she'd thought. Jesse realized where Angie's train of thought had taken her, and swore that he had not killed the district attorney. Jesse's phone rang, and he pulled himself away from Angie to take the call. Zach told him where Ryan had hidden Emma and abruptly ended the call. Jesse quickly found his daughter, instructed her to get her uniform, and told her that he needed her on a case.

David showed up at Liza's place and found Colby out of sorts and Liza's baby crying. He instinctively knew that there was something wrong with the baby, and sprung into action. A short time later, Marissa arrived and was surprised to find David there. Colby emerged from the other room and explained that David had been able to stop the baby from crying. Colby then told David that he should leave, as Liza would be home soon and wouldn't be happy to see him. Much to both Marissa and Colby's chagrin, David insisted on staying so as to be available, should the baby need to go to the hospital.

Zach and Liza got back to the Slater house and found the living room in disarray. The nanny quickly informed them that Kendall had been drinking and then left the house. Liza offered to stay until Zach found his wife, but Zach insisted he could handle things alone. He urged Liza to go home and insisted that he would call her when he knew more.

Kendall showed up at the Chandler estate and, without forethought, opened the patio door and walked into the living room. The alarms went off and soon Adam, Annie, and a member of the security team joined her. Kendall called Adam by his brother's name, and, slightly taken aback, Adam told the security guard that he would handle things. Annie was irate that Adam wouldn't call the police. Kendall apologized for what happened, and then ran out as quickly as she had arrived.

Annie ran after Kendall but was unable to catch her. Adam placed a call to Zach to tell him of Kendall's whereabouts and her state of mind. Zach listened until Adam suggested that Kendall's performance was an attempt at providing evidence for an insanity plea, and then hung up. Adam then ordered Annie to call Willis, the prosecutor in Kendall's case, and tell him that Adam had something to help with his case.

Willis arrived, and Adam revealed that he'd added hidden cameras when he updated his security system. Annie was stunned to find out that piece of information, but Adam plowed ahead with the footage from Kendall's break-in. They viewed it, and then Adam handed over an extra copy for the prosecutor's use. Willis took possession of the disc and then left the house. Annie then nervously asked what other things Adam had seen, and Adam coyly asked her how long she had been planning their wedding.

Liza got home and was disturbed to find David in her living room. He told her that he wanted to see her, but Liza made it clear that she didn't care what he wanted and didn't need any more friends. David noted that unlike other people he knew, he'd never seen fear from Liza, and said that he wanted to investigate that faction of their relationship. Liza told him that she wasn't certain she wanted anything to do with him.

Jesse arrived at the address that Zach had given him, but only found an empty house. At the same time, back at the hospital, Ryan arrived with Emma and told Angie that his daughter needed her help.

Zach tracked Kendall down at the chapel on the Chandler estate. Tears streamed down her face as Kendall turned to look at her husband. She quickly told him that she was the one who killed Stuart."

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